I'm kind of lost on your choice of numbering. I would say that even versions suck and odd versions are great, but I don't know which one your referencing with each number. In my eyes, it's safe to say that every other major one
I guess I've always been confused about the numbering. Considering Windows 3, then there was 95, 98, 98SE (Second Edition, which was rock solid IMHO), ME (which was so awful I can't blame them for trying to forget it ever happened), XP, Vista, then we have seven. Even if you discount 95-98SE as 1 version of Windows, that gives us, 4 (95-98SE), 5 (ME), 6 (XP), 7 (Vista), then Windows 7Guess I'm kinda lost. Or are we supposed to treat 95-ME as all one version? That'd be kinda idiotic considering ME was definitely way different (ME took real DOS away for the first time, in case you're unaware), and even in 9x Windows versions there were some serious differences.
define sold out, they're fairly wealthy, adding another distribution channel isn't really selling out...
No, but taking away distribution channels for money is. You could, as of last check, watch all the episodes online on southparkstudios.com. Now you will only have select episodes and new episodes. That sounds like selling out to me.
> (I've seen vinyl rips in FLAC where each track is upwards of 350MB)
That's a stretch.
192Khz * 24-bit = 576KB/s = ~35MB/min
350MB would be 10 minutes long uncompressed
That's for one track, not stereo. It would actually be about 69.12 MB/min or 4.14 GB/hr uncompressed, so, using conservative estimates, 3.105GB/hr FLAC.
Most people are wise enough not to bother with 192KHz, although some could argue for 96KHz, which still puts you at about half of the figures I stated above for a stereo track. 350MB is a 35 minute album done in 44.1KHz/16 bit at uncompressed or likely 44.1KHz and 24 bit done in FLAC or with really good FLAC compression, 48 KHz/24 bit.
This brings up a quick question for the GP, Joe, with the size of hard drives/solid state these days, why should you be so worried about file size? Audio quality makes a big difference in both perception and experience. 350MB for a high quality (audio quality not necessarily musical) album is a better way to enjoy a good (musical) album than a crummy 256 kbps MP3.
Not only is it NOT A MOTORCYCLE! the person talking about it has never ridden a motorcycle.
which is easier on the driver's legs than putting a foot down the way you do while riding most motorcycles.
First all motorcycles. Not most. Second. Who the hell ever pulled up to a stop while riding and thought "Fuck. I have to put my feet down again!"?
Not all. Like it or not "trikes" are considered and labelled motorcycles. As such, your statement is not accurate.
Second, I know a number of people who dislike it due to weaker legs/ankle injuries/etc (and thus, are attracted moreso to the trikes, which, for the record, I HATE).
Yes, that's the wrong way. Allowing lawyers to run free and wild without any thought towards what it's going to look like when you're major fan base starts hating you.
No, that's the ONLY way in the US from my understanding (IANAL). They have a legal requirement to use and defend their trademark or they will lose it.
If the customer issues a chargeback, Chang's doesn't have a leg to stand on.
If the bank doesn't side with the merchant -- photographic evidence is sufficient for any court...
Bullshit. I'm in sales, my company's lost chargebacks with "photographic evidence" plenty of times. The bank sides with their client, the customer almost all the time.
*Mind you, you'll still see plenty of smaller stores putting a minimum on purchases with CCs. They pay a larger transaction fee than big chains typically.